Oaked Gold Meads

I bottle my Meads under the Ministry of Mead Label, but they are still all Oaked Gold Meads. I do this because the label suits the product better and is easier for people to remember.

I can't quite claim to make my Mead from scratch: the bees do some ground work for me first, but I do start with a wide range of fresh honeys and take it from there. A robust partnership with a bee keeper helps me with this: this is more than a supply chain, it is a partnership.

All Meads that I produce are small batch and handcrafted with quality ingredients, and then of course aged with an equal amount of care and detail. 

Mead, also known as Honey Wine, has been around for centuries and is said by many to be the oldest fermented drink. It has a history across all continents and has developed different styles across the globe.

Being rescued from the history books and now increasing in popularity at a rapid rate, Mead is popping up everywhere in different forms. Its resurgence is not being driven by the re-enactment movement, rather it is the mainstream public driving this renaissance of a traditional product.

There are many different styles of Mead. Some are served like one would serve a wine, sometimes with a bit of sparkle and with an alcohol level of 12-18%. Even in this style, there are several Mead types. Wine style Meads can be very dry, extremely sweet or anywhere in between.

Metheglins are Meads made with the addition of Herbs, I make a range of metheglins, though tend to refer to them simply as Meads rather than using the Metheglin moniker with them. The word Medicine has evolved from Metheglin.Ministry of Mead Elderberry and Elderflower Mead

Melomels are Meads made with the addition of fruit. I also make a range of Melomels, though like Metheglins, I would rather simply call them Meads than categorise them. I would much rather make amazing Mead than spend time discussing categorising it. 

Session Meads are lighter ABV Meads that are usually carbonated. They are enjoyed like a cider, rather than like a wine. They are light and refreshing and generally need limited ageing. If you want to see kegs of session in mead in your venue, please get in touch.

I am constantly making new batches of Mead and try to keep this website up to date with what is in the pipeline.

The range of Meads can be found here.


 I can be reached by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by phone on 02 8091 6323.


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Paul Mills Trading as Oaked Gold
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NSW Liquor Licence number  LIQW880015329

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